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  • Lenovo has joined DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo on the road to greener supply chains. Every week, 20 tons of freight are flown from Shanghai to Frankfurt am Main. The carbon-neutral cargo flight is the only regular full-­charter service in the world that is 100% covered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
  • DB Schenker regularly offers net emissions-free maritime transport of general cargo. Together with the French shipping company CMA CGM, DB Schenker entered into a purchase agreement for 2,500 t of bio fuel for all LCL (less than container load) transport and additional FCL (full container load) containers in February 2022. The fuel requirements for the transport of DB Schenker’s LCL containers are thereby covered by advanced biofuels to such an extent that new greenhouse gas emissions are completely averted. The cooperation enables savings of more than 7,000 t of CO₂e each year.
  • DB Schenker became the first company to take delivery of a battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros as a series-­production vehicle in February 2022, and is using the
    19 t truck to deliver general cargo in an urban logistics setting. The basis for using the Mercedes-Benz eActros was established in 2020. At that time, in Leipzig, emissions-free delivery  no. 122 was successfully tested within the city using a pre-series eActros model. DB Schenker already makes electric deliveries at more than 60 locations across Europe and thus free of direct emissions in general cargo transport.
  • DB Schenker is making a further contribution to a green supply chain in Borlänge, Sweden, in cooperation with Godsservice. Godsservice purchased the first fully electric Scania truck in the region with a range of 120 km, while DB Schenker invested in a rapid charging station. By switching to fully electric trucks, DB Schenker is able to completely avert direct emissions at the local level.
  • In March 2022, DB Schenker implemented AutoStore, an automated goods-to-person system, in order to improve logistics for MQ Marqet, a leading individual retailer for high-quality fashion in Sweden. The automated solution for online order processing and returns handling, which is operated in Gothenburg, sets standards for sustainable and agile logistics, thereby strengthening DB Schenker’s position in e-commerce.
  • DB Schenker modernized a logistics terminal in Tilburg/the Netherlands, which it reopened for sustainable operations in July 2022. The number of eco warehousesno. 73 has therefore grown to 50 at DB Schenker. Eco warehouses are part of a holistic concept developed by DB Schenker to operate terminals and warehouses in a more energy- efficient manner and to reduce GHG emissions. The construction of the new terminal adhered to global standards for sustainable building practices for thermal insulation, the use of renewable resources from the surrounding environment, the installation of modern, natural lighting systems, and the use of efficient HVAC systems for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.
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